Build your own usage report with Power BI

Yesterday I found out we have a great feature in Power BI that everyone should know about but I stumbled upon by accident. it turns out you can create your own, fully customized, usage reports to share. I found it while going over the documentation right here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-usage-metrics/

So let’s get at it. I created this report:

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

Now I want to create a report that I can share with the sales team that shows how many users I have on this dashboard. First I click on the “Usage metrics“ at the top

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

That opens the out of the box report that comes with Power BI, the key here is that I also have ability to do “save as”

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

This now adds the report to my workspace that I can change how I want it:

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

But also it adds the Dataset to Power BI

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

This now allows me to connect to this dataset from PBI desktop as well:

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

And now I can do anything I want, use my own visuals, add new measures etc

 Build your own usage report with Power BI

Interesting to note here is that there is a single model for all the reports and another one for all the dashboards per workspace. This allows you to build some comprehensive reporting that you can share with stakeholders around a particular area.

Pretty cool right  Build your own usage report with Power BI

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